A dock is an application manager that sits on one side of the screen. Generally, docks don't stretch all the way across the screen, and group the windows for applications into single icons. Some well-known docks include Docky/Plank, Cairo Dock, and AWN.

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Disable dash docking feature in gnome shell

I want to use gnome dock only as a launching panel, I don't want it to show currently opened windows. That is it should be just bookmark bar for favorite applications. How do I do this?
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How do I activate docker?

I'm using Openbox (because the gnome3 GNOME shell and Unity were both making me c-r-a-z-y, not because I don't have hardware) and want to install a dock. I've heard good things about Docker and Docky ...
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Cairo dock startup issues on ubuntu 15.04

Cairo Dock doesn't start on startup, I always have to start it automatically.
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Non-translucent dock

Is there an option to have non-translucent dock when I have an application maximized? I have combed through System Settings and nothing remotely refers to that. By the way I am running Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Replace ubuntu unity launcher with dock

I know it is possible to disable/move unity launcher in ubuntu 11.10, but what about 13.04? I would like to completely disable unity launcher and use some sort of dock, or move unity launcher to the ...
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Prevent force-close an app or Reopen an app upon close

I have a custom dock, and I have virtually disabled the unity launcher, by disabling all the shortcuts that have access to launcher/dash/hud. But now I want the dock application to reopen as soon as ...
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Ubuntu Touch Desktop/Dock Mode

I recently installed Ubuntu Touch dualboot on my Nexus 4. I am considering buying a Slimport HDMI adapter and want to know if Desktop (Dock) mode is functional in the latest release of Ubuntu Touch ...
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How do i change the hold delay to move an unity launcher icon?

I need to increase the hold delay to move an icon in the unity launcher in ubuntu 13.10. How do i do that ? I need this because of latency of remote desktop access : a short click acts as a long one ...
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Dock icons settings lost after reboot

I have installed 12.04 on my desktop machine, everything works fine except for a few annoyances. All modifications I do to my dock (I add/remove icons) are lost upon reboot/logout. If it helps, I've ...
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after update ubuntu 13.04 my pc doesn't show the dock bar won't show

after update Ubuntu 13.04 which is freshly installed, not showing dock bar and upper bar which is really annoying. i reinstall Ubuntu 3rd time ,but every time the problem happens. i don't know whether ...
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My unity pannel on cairo dock doesnt work

I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 13.04 and installed mac theme from Noobslab and installed Cairo Dock. The problem is when I log in I only find Cairo Gnome and I need Cairo Unity Pannel. Please Respond, ...
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Cairo Dock: White outline on selected icons?

I installed Cairo Dock and it's working fine, but I'm seeing a white outline on selected icons. I've searched, but cannot find the file (s) associated with this outline. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Some apps shown twice in dock when using Gnome Shell?

I just started using Gnome Shell and so far I love it. However, I added some of my frequently used apps as favourites to the dock, and some of them show up twice when launched. Once as if they are not ...
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Secondary battery not found?

I've got a Asus TX300 running Ubuntu 13.04. This is a laptop tablet hybrid which has secondary battery in the dock. This battery is not detected by Ubuntu as far as I can see. Ran this while docked: ...
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Plank Dock to use image instead of color?

I was wondering if it's possible to make the plank dock use an image as a background instead of a solid/transparent color? As far as I can see, the plank dock themes are composed of some kind of ...
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Dustbin in Dash or Dock, How?

How can I get a dustbin in the Dash, Dock or Tray, whatever you call it? To be specific: Not on the desktop. I do know that already but is not what I mean. I'm using 14.04 Gnome. Thanks in advance.
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Games launched from Steam in Ubuntu are grouped with the other Steam windows

When I launch a game with Steam the game window is automatically grouped with the other Steam windows. I'd like the game windows to have they're own icon in the pager and dock, seperate from the ...
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Dock with launcher

I was wondering if there is any dock such as AWN that has an available plug-in for an OS X Launchpad-style application launcher? I tried searching online, but not much came up in terms of what I was ...
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Adding unity-dock shortcuts at static place

I would like to add a shortcut in my Unity Dock (the left panel), but right on top of the trash icon, in the "static" zone of the dock. A picture is worth a thousand words : Can you help me ...
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Always minimize to the dock (Plank)

Edit: after a bit more testing, it seems that it's mostly random, but dependent on where it was started. When I click on application shortcuts on a dock to open them, and then click again after ...
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Unpinned Docky/Plank icon from Docky/Plank docks and can't pin it on again

The Docky/Plank icons on the homonym docks let the user edit the settings more quickly than modifying the configuration file, I unpinned them and now I don't know how to pin them on again.
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Busy mouse on dock after opening text files

When opening text files (via double-click) from Nautilus, I noticed some strange behavior. While the text editor is opening the file, the Nautilus window shows the "busy" cursor — and so does ...
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Close to dock without quitting like MacOS

Is there a way to make Ubuntu close application windows without actually quitting them and show them as active/open applications on the dock like on a Mac? I use a Mac at work and I want my Ubuntu ...
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External Display on HP 2013 UltraSlim-Docking Station with Ubuntu

I have an Elitebook 840 G1 with Dual ATI + AMD graphics and HP 2013 UltraSlim-Docking Station. I want to plug external monitor to the one of Displayports located on the Dock. The external monitor ...
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xfce: Show window borders on maximised windows

I am using a Plank dock at the bottom of my screen and set it to never hide because I want to use it instead of a normal taskbar. This causes even maximised windows to not overlap it. You can clearly ...
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upgraded software - dock is gone, cannot use terminal

So, I have a huge problem. After installing some software updates, my dock is gone and my terminal is unusable - its the orange (sometimes white) block to the right in the screenshot. I have NO(!) ...
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Which dock is lighter in RAM and CPU usage?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit). I have 1GB RAM, 3GHz Intel P4 processor. I know that different docks are available from this question. Docky Avant Window Navigator Cairo-Dock etc... and so ...
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After failed upgrade 13.10 to 14.04 multiple errors and no dock + cant apt-get

After a failed upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 I can boot to the login screen, but after login I am greeted with 20+ 'System problem detected' which I can report, but this report fails. To go with this, ...